Bengaluru, April 24: Massive fire broke out in Bardhaman district of West Bengal at 12:30 am in which more than 100 slums gutted. No casualty has been reported so far.
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6:35 pm: No sport other than cricket gets publicity in our country. Therefore we've taken celebrity on board.We've nt spent a penny on it: Tarlochan Singh
6:30 pm: There's a misunderstanding that we're sending Salman Khan to Rio Olympics 2016 to encourage our athletes. We have appointed Salman Khan as ambassador to create goodwill,create propaganda, to connect youth India to sports: Tarlochan Singh,VP, IOA.
6:20 pm: Kanhaiya Kumar has been labelled 'deshdrohi' (anti-national) wrongly: Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena.
6:10 pm: Whatever has been alleged by his (Kanhaiya Kumar) friend, in our inquiry we've found it not to be true: Deven Bharti.
6:00 pm: Kanhaiya Kumar has not lodged any complaint despite request from Senior Inspector: Deven Bharti, Joint Commissioner.
5:45 pm: PM Modi meets family members of a person (who died in Patna bomb blast during 2014 campaign) in Jamshedpur (Jharkhand).
5.11 pm: Fire breaks out near TV Tower in Delhi's Pitampura area, 15 fire tenders on the spot trying to douse the flames.
5.00 pm: 3 people dead and more than 1000 houses gutted in fire which broke out in Bihar's Darbhanga district, Fire department trying to douse flames.
4.46 pm: We demand that the trial must end within 6 months & accused must be brought to justice, says Kapil Sibal on Ishrat Jahan
4.22 pm: When children of a village stop attending schools, it should worry the Panchayat members, says PM Modi.
4.07 pm: 40% women representatives must also take steps to ensure that death of woman during pregnancy should not take place in villages, says PM Modi.
3.58 pm: Mahatma Gandhi used to say that "Bharat gaaon mein basa hai" but we see that distance between urban and rural India is only increasing: PM.
3.57 pm: People in villages have shown trust on me for 5 years.As their representative,I'm determined to do something for them: PM
3.34 pm: We have started a new Fasal Bima Yojana to help our farmers & want them to benefit from it, says BJP President Amit Shah.
3.21 pm: He (Vijay Mallya) should not avoid facing judiciary. Govt must bring him back, process should begin, says Anirudh Balal.
3.05 pm: This (passport revocation) shouldn't be used as a tool by VijayMallya to remain outside the country, says Anirudh Balal,Ex KFA Employee.
3.00 pm: Issue of President's Rule in Uttarakhand is sub judice, don't think that can be discussed before 27th April, says Sumitra Mahajan.
2.17 pm: We're getting his (Salman Khan) help & not giving him anything. IOA is not paying him a penny, says Tarlochan Singh.
2.16 pm: rend among youth is they look towards such film celebrities(Salman Khan).If we utilise them there's no harm, says VP, IOA.
2.05 pm: When celebrities who appeal to public come forward to help naturally we get more publicity which is good for sports, syas Tarlochan Singh,VP,IOA.
2.01 pm: Will they make a sports person an ambassador for Bollywood function? Govt must intervene. IOA must reconsider its decision, says Milkha Singh.
2.00 pm: IOA shouldn't have made a Bollywood person(Salman Khan) ambassador for sports event, says Milkha Sing.
1.58 pm: IOA has taken wrong decision.We don't need any ambassador.Sportsmen representing nation in Rio Olympics 2016 are our ambassador, says Milkha Singh.
1.27 pm: While this tug of war goes on, judge strength remains where it is, 38 lakh cases remain where they are,says CJI.
1.26 pm: Speeches have been made in past,ppl hv spoken in conference,there's been debate in Parl.but I think nothing really appears to be moving, says CJI.
1.13 pm: If you compare performances of our judges to the other countries, we are head and shoulder above them, says CJI TS Thakur.
1.00 pm: It is not enough to criticise, you cannot shift the entire burden to the judiciary, says Chief Justice of India TS Thakur.
12.45 pm: Chief Justice of India TS Thakur breaks down during his speech at Jt conference of CMs and CJ of HCs in Delhi
12.30 pm: Aligarh(UP): Security tightened outside AMU where a student dieda and 1 got injured during clash between 2 groups of students.
12:17 pm: Have lodged complaint with Delhi police to proceed against Derek O'Brien under relevant law and clauses,says Prakash Karat, CPIM leader.
12:16 pm: All party meeting called by Lok Sabha Speaker underway, ahead of Parliament session in Delhi.
12 noon: I never had an opportunity to meet HM Rajnath Singh. But this was done to defame me and my party and show me in bad light,says Prakash Karat,CPIM leader.
11.54 am: CPIM leader Prakash Karat files complain in Mandir Marg Police Station against TMC leader Derek O Brian for using his morphed pic with Rajnath Singh.
11.40 am: Kanhaiya Kumar claims that a man tried to strangulate him inside a Jet Airways flight.
11:39 am: At Jet Airways, the safety and security of our guests and crew is always of prime importance,says Jet Airways.
11:38 am: Many people are uploading photos of the 'Simhasth Kumbh'. We should encourage them, so that people know about the Kumbh Mela, says PM Modi.
11:33 am: I want to congratulate those 1 crore families who gave up their subsidies and want to thank them. It is not a small thing, says PM Modi.
11:25 am: Along with education, skill development is also important. Technology can play a great role in providing quality education, says PM Modi.
11:22 am: We have to now concentrate on providing quality education. We have shift focus from only 'schooling' to 'learning', says PM Modi.
11:21 am: I request parents to speak to their children regarding their day to day activity in school.It can also help in providing quality education, says PM Modi.
11:17 am: We will all have work towards cleaning of the Ganga. The Government is making numerous efforts,says PM Modi.
11:15 am: 'Ganga' is an essential water resource. We have to become a changing agent to conserve water and promote cleanliness drive there, says PM Modi.
11:00 am: Today is April 24, It is celebrated as 'Panchayati raj' diwas in our country. it has helped reach democratic values in villages, says PM Modi.
10:52 am: HC judges are not here looking for post retirement benefits but to devise means to make access to justice a reality, says CJI TS Thakur.
10:40 am: PM with J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti & MoS PMO Jitendra Singh at the joint conference of CMs & Chief Justice of HCs, Delhi.
10:30 am: Security deployed at AMU campus, Aligarh (UP) after clash between two groups of students late last night.
10:15 am: Having considered replies furnished by Vijay Mallya to show cause notice, & facts brought by ED, MEA revokes Vijay Mallya's passport.
10.05 am: Congress to give adjournment motion in Lok Sabha on Monday, April 25 on Uttarakhand issue.
10:04 am: The notice has been issued to Badi Mathiae Hanumanji Trust, not Lord Hanuman, says Sunil Kumar (mayor).
9.58 am: PM sanctioned ex- gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each for next of kin of the persons diseased in landslide in Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, from PMNRF.
9.50 am: Clash between two groups of students at AMU campus late last night; one student died, one injured in UP.
9:49 am: Lord Hanuman levied a property tax of Rs. 4.33 lakh by the Municipal Corporation in Bihar.
9:35 am: Second accused person arrested by Police in Malout in Muktsar (Punjab) Kidnapping and rape case
9:09 am: Sachin Tendulkar plays cricket with school children on his birthday at M.I.G. Cricket Club in Mumbai.
8:50 am: Water crisis in Belagavi (Karnataka), women in Tarihal village climb down into the water well to collect water.
8:18 am: Fire that broke out in Bardhaman district (WB) at 12:30 am, more than 100 slums gutted. No casualty.
8:15 am: People continue to reel under severe water crisis, residents struggle to meet their daily needs.
8:10 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a conference of Panchayat representatives in Jamshedpur, in Jharkhand.
8:00 am: PM Modi to address the nation with "Mann Ki Baat" programme today.